December 13, 2023

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Angus & Celeste. Strong themes connected to nature.

‘If business made a commitment to allocate a small percentage of profits back into the land that supports us, then we would surely start to see a more positive universal change. Perhaps more business owners could ask themselves ‘what is enough’ rather than ‘how big can we get.’ Angus & Celeste.

TREES PLANTED

250

Angus and Celeste are long time supporters of our tree planting projects. Since 2012, they have been helping us plant trees. And to date, their tree tally stands at almost 4,000 trees planted across Australia.

 

As well as making informed decisions about who they work with and how their products are produced, Angus & Celeste regularly reduce their carbon emissions through tree plantings. They take a broader view of the plantings than just reducing their carbon though. They see the degradation of biodiversity as one of the greatest threats to human existence. By contributing to smaller, targeted plantings they know they are helping enrich both the environment and local biodiversity through the creation of flora and fauna corridors. Located in the hills of Victoria, Angus and Celeste purchase 100 trees every quarter for our community tree planting projects.

 

Keir and Asha. Founders and creators. Angus & Celeste.

 

 

This year, we planted another 250 trees on their behalf, this time on the Mornington Peninsula, the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. The trees are part of the Somers Koala Habitat Project (Coolart to Cerberus Biolink). This is a wonderful project to support. Over 70% of landholders have confirmed their intent to participate and the project is also backed by Mornington Peninsula Shire, Parks Victoria and the Department of Defence. And now with sponsors such as Fifteen Trees and Angus & Celeste, this revegetation project is growing by leaps and bounds.

 

 

Young volunteer.

 

Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation (MPKC), is a group dedicated to creating a koala wildlife corridor (connecting existing sections of koala habitat and food trees) on the Mornington Peninsula. This involves planting in the existing koala corridors, thereby encouraging koalas out of urban areas and away from the many threats they face.

 

To achieve our goals, we need funding to purchase trees for the wildlife corridors. All money received goes directly towards bringing our projects and goals to life.

Dirk Jensan | Coordinator | MPKC

 

Some of the trees planted included native species such as; Drooping Sheoak, Coastal Banksia, Messmate, Swamp Gum, Coastal Manna Gum, Narrow-leafed Peppermint, Black Wattle, Blackwood, Scented and Swamp Paperbark and Silky Hakea.

 

Mother and son team.

 

Shoutout to Asha and Keir who together are helping to restore a small part of this country back to a time when native plants and wildlife flourished.

 

To be part of the movement of companies looking to make a tangible contribution to our rural communities and our native environment, contact Colleen at <[email protected]>.

 

Writer: Colleen B. Filippa

 

With a background in Environmental Science, Colleen is the Founding Director of Fifteen Trees. In 2009, after 20 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, Colleen left the classroom to start the company. Fifteen Trees is a social enterprise assisting individuals and companies to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting community groups such as Landcare, schools and environmental networks.

 

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